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this morning because it could be slick out there. here's meteorologist lynette charles. >> good morning. yes, all is well right now. but we do see the storm system brewing back off towards the west guys. that's what we are talking about today. and as you go through the evening the afternoon we do have the potential for some black ice that's going to be a big story for today. but as we look at what's going on on maryland's most powerful radar we can see that the system looks like it's trying to die down a bit and that's because it's running into drier air. so that will be the scenario this morning until it moistens up. we can see snow being reported around roanoke and also as far to the south as raleigh and they have reports of light sleet being reported there. that's our main concern as we go through the afternoon. the onset of that is sleet which is basically ice so we need to take it easy. let's show you what's going on in terms of the temperatures. because we are going to be dealing with 25 in manchester. 26 in owings mills and arnold
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29. temperatures are pretty much at average. we should be at 27 and it's coldso make sure to bundle up as you head out and about. let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that winter weather will have an impact on the commute later this evening. but the roads are pretty calm especially on 83. you are a looking live at the jfx in north avenue. no delays heading all the way downtown to east fayette street. if you are traveling on 95, here's a live look in white marsh at route 43. no delays just 14 minutes right now traveling southbound from the beltway all the way into the city and as we look at the other abc2 timesaver traffic drive times the beltway will be free of delays on the east side right now and it's going to take you 11 minutes to travel the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. and the west side will remain clear just a 7 minute ride right now on the outer loof from 795 to 70. that's a look at your morning commute now over to you. 5:41. maryland is one step closer to
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repealing the death penalty a key vote made through a senate committee and linda so is here with the details so where do things stand. >> reporter: the bill that would repeal the death penalty heads to the full senate for debate next week. the senate judicial proceedings committee voted 6-5 to push the measure through last night. it's the first time in a very long time the measure it out of the committee which is long been considered one of the biggest obstacles to getting the death pnlt repealed. all but two democrats on the committee voted in favor of the repeal. republicans were against it arguing if you were to get rid of it there would be no punishment for those who committed the worst of crimes. >> by suggesting you no longer have the ultimate sanctions out there once they are incarcerate then there's the concern for those who risked their lives every day inside the walls of the prison that there is noultimate sanctions for the people. >> reporter: add vow kits of the repeal say they have enough
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support in the house and senate to get the bill passed. if the -- if the measure goes through maryland would be the 18th state to outlaw capital punishment. this morning a newand arundel county ex-- anne arundel county extyphic is working out -- executive is working up awith new job. john leopold stepped down after being convicted of misconduct in office. neuman lived in anne arundel county for more than 20 years and is currently the chief of howard county economic development authority. she says that experience will help her in anne arundel county. >> i think it's time for a new face now in anne arundel county, and i am pleased the council placed its confidence in she and i willer is of the community -- i willer is of the community well. >> -- i will serve the interview -- community well. >> she will serve through 2014.
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an argument may have led to a deadly shooting and fiery car crash. police say people in a black range rover opened tire on amaserati hitting driver who crashed into a cab. the taxi driver and the passenger died at the -- as the vehicle burst into flames. police say the range rover sped away and they are looking for the car and those incede. a -- inside. a lan lord wanted to the tenant to pick a up and the idea of a shake down land him in jail. he is accused of spanking the tennate with a belt. acoreing to police, he said if you are going to act like a child, ill-treat you like one -- ill-treat you like one before -- i will treat you like one before hitting the man but spanking him got him nowhere. your kids argue and you tell them to go to bed. a woman's son told her he was
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mean and threatened to call the police. here's the thing he did call the police. the police called back mom and answered and talked to them and they sent an officer but this time it was to lecture dan. >> i brought him into his room and he was under the covers not wanting to show his face i asked him to sit up and pay attention to authority. pay attention and respect adults. >> dan was lucky because goat a lecture calling 911 can landau in jail. in this case he ended up on the news. stay with us this morning. size does not matter when we are talking about dealing with bad weather. >> you can probably guess what's going to happen next. >> and it could be because we have to repeat ourselves so much because women use more words every day than men. a lot more. it's going to be tell you more than once. >> huh? >> got it. >> yeah sit there and be quiet. we will run down the numbers. >> the problem is huh is not a
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word. eggs, bacon, and pancakes.
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5:38. bus service in kansas city missouri should be up and running this morning after show covered roads made travel
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really tricky. look at this. you can watch as the bus tries to go around the corner and ends up sliding knocking over a light pole. this is between 5 and 13 inches of snow reported to fall around the area because of the huge winter storm and as you can see travel is an issue. >> time for a check of what we can expect. what are you looking at? >> we can expect slick roads. let's breakdown black ice. i will put it in motion and you can see this scenario. we have the car rolling down the street and it slides out because it hits black ice. and it's a thin coating of ice and the same color as the wet road so you don't see it. it happens questioninger on bridges and overpasses -- quicker on bridges and overpasses. it gets cold underneath and those are the first things that freeze and you will want to be cautious when driving because of the scenario. so speaking of driving, as the kids head out to school the temperature at 27 degrees is going to be cold. and once again we will be dealing with ice at the onset with sleet and that will switch all over to rain.
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let's check the abc2 timesaver traffic with lauren cook good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that winter weather will certainly affect the commute this afternoon into the evening. but right now, in howard county interstate 70 is nice and clear. nothing to worry about fromcolumbia pike to 695. and there are no delays on 695. it's going to be clear all the way around and as we check in and look live at 95, downtown, we are here at route 295 traffic is moving along no problem getting through the tunnels tunnels. that's your abc2 timesaver traffic now over to you. the trial is months away but now the blade runer is hours away from important news. >> stay with us this morning. find out what attorneys have been arguing and how the accused killer could walk free on bail. >> reporter: are you looking for the right home decor? the american craft council show is the place to be this weekend. i am sherrie johnson and i will have the story and all the details coming up next. this cold season, nasal congestion won't stop me.
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we have all new information regarding the case of oscar pistorius. in a few hours a bail decision will come doubt with a south african judge in a hearing going on for a few days. the court adjourned and the judge will return the decision at 7:30 our time. it's 2 chn 30 in south africa
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-- 2:30 in south africa. the young is trying to decide -- the judge is trying to decide whether or not to secure bail for pistorius. prosecutors struggled to regain the ground after the replacement of the lead officer in the investigation. this story broke yesterday. finding out after 2 days of testimony and cross-examination that investigator we learned now faces 7 counts of attempted murder from a shooting in a meny -- minivan. the development embear adds the -- embarrassed the prosecution. the evidence now pecked apar in the bail hearing. he is off the case but police are contending they have a strong arguments against pistorius. >> he he has 22 -- he has 22 years of experience and in terms of the theory and application he presented the case of the police well. >> oscar pistorius's mood vacillated from highly
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emotional to almost numb and motionless and there's a photograph on the associated press's website of pisteor aous head bowed and -- pistorius head bowed and motionless. his uncle says he is dealing with the loss of his girl prepared. >> he is in extreme -- girlfriend. >> he is in extreme shock and is grieving and i don't expect him to get over it even soon and so he's emotionally. [audio not understandable] >> we are following david smith under the handle smith in africa regarding what's going on in thecourtroom. and even if the pistorius is not granted bail it will be 6 months before the trial begins but as we have been learning, they are forthcoming with evidence in the bail hearings and we are hearing about things found in the house with pistorius the alignment of items in the home whether or not testosterone or steroids were found and what's happening
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in the bathroom at the time of the shooting. very forthcoming. also we are following john with the associated press and they are updating the twitter feeds and have adjourned until 2:30 south being aa time -- african time and that's 7:30 our time. we will learn if he will be released on bail. one of the big concerns is whether or not he is a flight risk. his attorney says he is a celebrity in the country and there's no way he can go anywhere. thanks. it's 5:46. five things to know on this friday morning. president obama is hosting japan's prime minister today at the white house. economic times in north -- and north korea's nuclear tests are likely to be on the top of the agenda. bowing is proposing fixes to the battery problems plaguing the dreamliner jets. raymond conner is meeting with faa official and the planes have been grounded since the problems began. chat with nasa astronauts
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today. they are take part in a google hangout and this is part of the social media where followers can ask questions to astronauts on the ground or in space. french investigators areexpected to hand in the conclusions as to how horse meat made its way into meals in europe. the scannedda started when the tests came out -- scandal started when the tests came out of ireland that the beef products contains horse meat. this marks the hundredth year of the women's sufficient raj -- sufferage march. they will march from the rotunda to the house chambers. hundreds of the best artists are in baltimore and being buy their creations or browse or get inspired. sherrie johnson is doing all throw. and i saw her in new clothes shopping for who knows what. she is live at the convention center. nothing is opened right now but i think you will come back with giant bags and maybe an empty
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wallet. >> reporter: i think you are probably right megan. oh, my gosh, there's so much tochoose from. this american craft council show kicks off this morning at 10 a.m. but i am getting a sneak peek on all the goodies. there's about 650 artists thatare going to be here from jewelry to clothing and furniture and home decor. it's amazing. this is -- i am having a great time. but this morning, you know, we have susan who is an interior designer and has sunderland interiors in pikesville. >> good morning. >> reporter: good morning. and thanks for being here. this display here is absolutely gorgeous. this is gorgeous. you guys consider -- goneous -- gorgeous. you guys are talented many we try to decorate our homes and it's tough. i don't have an eye for it. so to sit down and figure out the coloring and everythingwhat went into putting this together? this is awesome. >> well, it starteded with the deer. so -- started with the deer. we wanted to build a room
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around the fabulous object provided by the craft show. so what we did, i thought we take ourselves too seriously when we are designing and i wanted to do something unconventional and show it in a conventional setting like a dining room. you can have fun with your design and it doesn't have to be about a still life painting. so i wanted to show you something contemporary with a little traditional and make it funky and to show people you can have fun with your interiors. >> wonderful. and i understand that you all did something new. american craft council teamed up with interior designers. >> so we were given 300 different things to choose from and we wanted to inspire us. so i thought i have a bunch of deer in my backyard and try to dodge them and i said i will pay tribute to it and build a room around a deer head. so, instead of having the traditional deer head we see, you know, a hunter might come
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home with, joseph has done this fabulous contemporary piece. so i thought what better to make a room around a deer in headlights. >> reporter: excellent job and this kicks off at 10 a.m. andthe show runs through sunday. come down and see great fabulous home decor and furniture andclothing. it's all here. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. guys listen to this. you can no longer give us a hard time for talking too much. we are that way. are you listening? >> huh? >> researchers conducted the study and focused on the protein essential for speech. scientists believe women have more of this protein then men which suggest women are designed to talk more. previously studies claimed a woman speaks an average of 20,000 words a day compared to 7,000 more for men.
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so let us remind you about this study. what do you think about it, head to the facebook fan page and weigh in and let us know. women -- apparent hi we talk to have but can't help it. my thought has nothing to do with the scientific part but we have to tell you over and over and over and over again. it's going to be cold out, the roads are going to be slick am i right? >> you are exactly right. i couldn't have said it better myself but i will try. we are picking up on the difference now. look what's going on. we have the snow still to the north. but look how it's breaking apart entering dry air. we have the severe component down to the south. but for us, once again, it's not going to be much. but now it lock like it's dough crease -- looks like it's really decreasing. if we get wet anywhere, we will be dealing with black ice. there's the system to the south. high pressure is coming in and funneling in the colder air for
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today. looking at abc2's most accurate motion and a round going into the morning. but more likely going into the evening, so the evening commute is going to be a little on the dicey side. prepare for that take it easy on the roadways and we will dry things out nicely as we go into the second part of saturday. and definitely by sunday looking better as we check out the temperatures for today, we are coming in at 35 degrees. let's check the abc2 timesaver he traffic with lauren cook. >> reporter: good morning. the evening commute will be hectic with the winter weather. but everything is nice and clear in harford county. no delays on 95 from route 152 to white marsh and white marsh to downtown baltimore. 695 in parkville, everything is up to speed. no problems getting up to 83. right now 11 minutes on outer loop from 95 to the 83s and inner loops will be cleared from 95. as we look at the other
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timesaver traffic drive times. 7 minutes on the outer loop from 795 to 70. everything up to speed on 795. ten minutes southbound from maryland 10 down to the beltway. now over to you. for five dollars, you can get your shoes so shiny you can see your reflection. >> keep it going. >> this man has been shining shoes for decades. it's not his golfing skills that has everybody talking. you don't want to miss this.
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you're watching the station that works for you. now, good morning maryland. >> a deadly crash overnight on the beltway. where it happened and will it affect your morning commute. >>tails on that straight ahead.
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